I’m happy to let you know that City Council has approved additional cycling infrastructure improvements in the western part of our ward. This comes as part of the second quarter update of the Cycling Network Plan on infrastructure projects across the city, which will be implemented in 2021 and 2022. The new approvals will allow for almost 10 km of new cycling infrastructure in seven wards, including 1.8km on Winona Drive in our ward.
As you may recall from the March newsletter, the City was consulting on three options for cycling infrastructure. This included notices and discussions with the community and key stakeholders, and a public meeting in March that I attended. My office and the Cycling department had received extremely helpful feedback from the community throughout the multi-month consultation process. This led City staff to recommend “Option 1” as the preferred design for this improvement, which is what City Council ultimately endorsed. This option provides the most safety improvement to cyclists and pedestrians, without disrupting traffic flow in the neighbourhood. If you are interested in seeing the upcoming changes in more detail, you can see them as part of the presentation from the March public meeting at this link (see slides 19-33).
You can see the Council item on the Cycling Network Plan and Missing Link Sidewalk Program at this link. The detailed staff report can be accessed in the “Background Information” section of the item.
If you are interested in finding our more or have any questions or comments, please feel welcome to reach out to my office and the Cycling department at firstname.lastname@example.org.